The Sheds Direct approach to filming Garden Sheds
Garden sheds sit silently and quietly performing their admirable jobs within some great films. We at Sheds Direct want to ask you this question; would the film have been the same if the sheds weren’t in them?
The Garden Shed in Chicken Run
Although chickens are usually stored in coops in the film ‘Chicken Run’ the chickens actually live in little sheds (Sheds Direct prefer building fabulous quality large sheds). The fear of being turned into chicken pies drives the incredibly intelligent chickens to create a giant flying bird to make a getaway. I wonder if any humans have tried making a flying bird inside their shed. Imagine if they’d had a large dutch barn to build their flying bird in! Not only would they have had more room, but it would have been so much more pleasant to look at too.
The Garden Shed Great Escape
Within the prisoner of war camps, sheds were their homes. As you can imagine, living in your garden shed can’t be easy or comfortable, especially having to share it with 40 or so other men. So it’s inevitable that they will want to escape! With cunning they used their shed as a camouflage to dig a deep tunnel from their sleeping quarters all the way out of camp and into nearby woods. Have you ever wanted to escape from your home into your garden shed – and if so would it make a good film? If so, let Sheds Direct know your thoughts!
The Garden Shed in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’
This is one of the only films using a garden shed in the way it should be. To fix your car! There are not many of us who can design and build a flying car which can also float (as per ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’) but it’s probably a little realistic than making a giant flying bird. Remember though that in ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’, Caracatacus Potts’s father was captured in his shed as he got abducted by Vulgarian spies. This film is one of only a few where garden sheds have been used in musical cinema.
The Garden Shed Thing
In the film ‘The Thing’, arctic scientists lock their fellow doctor (Blair) in the tool shed fearing he has been infected. Not happy to sit around Blair begins constructing a spaceship in a recess below the garden shed. However MacReady, the helicopter pilot, guaranteed it would never take off. How? He did this by blowing it to pieces with a stick of dynamite. What ingenious or daft inventions have you used your garden shed for? Let us know here at Sheds Direct as we love good garden shed stories, as well as those regarding garden workshops and dutch barns. So there you have it. Sheds can have their 15 minutes of fame too.
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